The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 22, 2006
Revenues Ride Growth Curve
Last year saw record subscriber growth by carriers in the United
States and record handset sales around the world, but not all of
the financial news in the wireless industry is as good. Capital
spending by the carriers is expected to flatten out in 2006 as
network buildouts slow and revenue per user is declining. The
top two carriers in...
Communications Act of 2006?
WHILE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE momentum behind a telecom policy
rewrite, it is debatable whether it will be decided this
year. 2006, say doubters, will find elections on the tops of
politicians' priority lists. Others remain optimistic elections
will pose no deterrent to new legislation. Executives for
USTelecom and the Telecommunications...
Telefonica Faces EU Broadband Antitrust Case
The European Commission (EC) has built up a strong case against
Telefonica and is planning to file an antitrust case later this
week, the Financial Times reports. The Commission alleges that
the telco's wholesale 'margin squeeze' pricing policies have
Sprint Nextel Posts 55 Percent Drop in Profit in First Full Report as
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RESTON, Virginia -- In its first full quarterly report as a
combined company, Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday reported a 55
percent drop in fourth-quarter net income on heavy expenses. The
telecommunications service provider posted a quarterly profit of
$197 million, or 7 cents per share, versus $437 million, or 29
Technology Brings Relevance to Phone Call Management
As people accumulate an ever-growing arsenal of fixed and mobile
telecom devices, "communications overload" is becoming virtually
inescapable. Help for the overconnected professional may be on
the way, however. A Marlborough, Mass.-based start-up has
developed a technology that aims to make it easier for people to
focus on the calls that...
Cingular, AT&T Team with Yahoo! on New Offering
Three telecom/Internet giants announced a joint plan to give
consumers real-time, mobile access to certain online content.
Cingular, AT&T and Yahoo! announced the availability of AT&T
Yahoo! Go Mobile, an integrated service allowing access to AT&T
Yahoo! Internet customized online content, services and
community on a...
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